Pliocene marine rocks

Sandstone, siltstone, shale, and conglomerate; in part Pleistocene and Miocene.
State California
Name Pliocene marine rocks
Geologic age Miocene to Pleistocene
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Bed)
Minor
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Claystone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Conglomerate (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Siltstone (Bed)
Stratigraphic units Careaga Fm., Eel River Fm., Etchegoin Fm. (in large part), Falor Fm., Fernando Fm., Foxen Mudstone, Imperial Fm., Jacalitos Fm., Merced Fm., Niguel Fm., Ohlson Ranch Fm., Pancho Rico Fm., "Pico Fm.", Purisima Fm. (in large part), "Repetto Fm.", Rio Dell Fm., San Diego Fm., San Joaquin Fm., Scotia Bluffs Sandstone, St. George Fm., Sunshine Ranch Mbr. of Saugus Fm., Towsley Fm., Wildcat Group, Wilson Grove Fm.
References

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